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Forum: DIY 02-15-2016, 10:36 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,793
Posted By _Adrian_
Looks like a 24V 8.8A ( 200W ) Meanwell off eBay...

Looks like a 24V 8.8A ( 200W ) Meanwell off eBay like the one pictured on page 1 post #6 (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showpost.php?p=969148&postcount=6)

I do however suggest the 360W version...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 02-06-2016, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
The controller is gonna be put on hold for now...

The controller is gonna be put on hold for now and as my attention is being shifted to accessories mainly because I came across this:...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 02-06-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
First time I heard of it, i will have to look...

First time I heard of it, i will have to look into it now...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 02-06-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
Sure is :) I'm not on here very often.. but...

Sure is :)

I'm not on here very often.. but been working away on the hardware side :mrgreen:
Forum: DIY 12-29-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,793
Posted By _Adrian_
$35 ebay special :) I'm gonna be using the...

$35 ebay special :)
I'm gonna be using the 480W version as its only a couple bucks more
Forum: Filtration and Skimmer Specific 12-28-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By _Adrian_
ESHOPPS PSK175

Hey guys
Bought this skimmer on boxing day for a pretty good deal...
However I'm already thinking of "modding" it.

I want to replace the Sicce pump for a DC pump with a needle wheel that's...
Forum: DIY 12-25-2015, 04:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,793
Posted By _Adrian_
Cool It will run most, if not all sensorless BLDC...

It will run most, if not all sensorless BLDC pumps.
And yes, once its been tested I will make it available to the DIY crowd :)



This is completely off reservation so to speak as the drivers...
Forum: DIY 12-21-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,793
Posted By _Adrian_
My driver is coming along nicely :P ...

My driver is coming along nicely :P
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t221/adrculda/LED%20Light/BLDC_Top_zpsil0y3aeg.jpg

CN1 and CN2 are power feed / loop through to other modules.
I separated...
Forum: DIY 12-14-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,793
Posted By _Adrian_
This is the reason why I opt to do my own...

This is the reason why I opt to do my own research and product comparison. I'm not here to bash anyone's product, BUT I will say that no one likes poor customer service and it will not improve your...
Forum: DIY 12-04-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,793
Posted By _Adrian_
My plan is to use an integrated H bridge from ST....

My plan is to use an integrated H bridge from ST.
It's the only simple alternative that supports 30A continuous duty at 600V for a sensor less BLDC application. The motor might be rated at 170W and...
Forum: DIY 12-03-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,793
Posted By _Adrian_
Ill buy those off you if you have given up on...

Ill buy those off you if you have given up on them :)

I have a project on the horizon that involves DUAL high current BLDC controller with integrated I2C control :)

I understand the need of...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 11-17-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
Thanks for the offer... But it's not that hard...

Thanks for the offer...
But it's not that hard when you have something to go from :)

The screen was simple as the manufacturer shared the PCB and SCH files. Adding the SAM3X processor and was...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 11-14-2015, 12:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
This can do that and more as well as it will have...

This can do that and more as well as it will have a webserver that you can check your readings in real time.

Because its going to be based on more of a "Node 2 Node" i don't want to bloat the...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 11-06-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
Lots of views... only a few people with actual...

Lots of views... only a few people with actual Input.
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 11-02-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
As far as the temp probes go I'm planning on...

As far as the temp probes go I'm planning on using the DS18B20 based units as the 1 wire serial bus is simple and the accuracy for the price is hard to beat ( 5 pieces with a 2m cable run for about...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 11-02-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
I'm trying to keep the base system ( Display Unit...

I'm trying to keep the base system ( Display Unit and Breakout box ) under 400-500 mark.

Its going to be a challenge for sure as the price of subminiature IP67 / IP68 connectors aren't cheap (...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 11-02-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
Most of the Heavy draw items like the power bars...

Most of the Heavy draw items like the power bars will have their own supplies for the relays. The relays will be in turn triggered by a FET which is triggered by the PCA9685. going this route is...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 11-02-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
Robo-Tank ? Mine will be built, no assembly...

Robo-Tank ?

Mine will be built, no assembly required.
Once everything is finalized i will order the 3/8's black acrylic for the housing and will have them machined. The front and the rear will be...
Forum: Controller and Monitoring Specific 11-02-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,723
Posted By _Adrian_
Wink Gauging interest.... ReefDuino

Hello Everyone...

I been tossing around the idea of building a "cost effective" controller that can grow as your tank does. It will be loosely based on 2 units, both based on the Arduino Due....
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics hardware related only) 10-31-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By _Adrian_
PMed

PMed
Forum: DIY 10-19-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By _Adrian_
A bit of both... The Driver will be the venture...

A bit of both...
The Driver will be the venture meanwhile the fixture will be the test. There's also an aquarium controller with full array of accessories on the horizon as well...
Forum: DIY 10-18-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By _Adrian_
Thanks guys :) The optics are fairly cheap...

Thanks guys :)

The optics are fairly cheap in comparison to everything else.
The heat sinks for the LED's were $120, aluminum light enclosure ( 52 x 12 x 4 ) was $175, main board of the...
Forum: DIY 10-17-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By _Adrian_
Thanks !! I was planing to use 90 degree optics...

Thanks !!
I was planing to use 90 degree optics on the white's and blue's and the rest were going to get 120 degree optics.

I guess the overall wording is wrong lol
What I'm trying to find out...
Forum: DIY 10-16-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By _Adrian_
Thanks guys :) I'm planning to control each...

Thanks guys :)

I'm planning to control each colour as one single channel. This way not only I can simulate actual weather shifts but also to have peak coral growth.
I will be using 6 panels...
Forum: DIY 10-14-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By _Adrian_
Mixing LED Colours on custom fixture

Hey guys...
I seen this thread somewhere but searched high and low and found nothing :)

Maybe someone can chime in on this matter.
In the meantime :)
Im working on my LED fixture slowly and...
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